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Dr Fred Slater 


Selected Publications

Morales, J., Ruskanen, S., Laakksonen, T., Eeva., T., Mateo R., Belskii, E., Ivankina, E.V., Järvinen, A., Kerimov, A., Korpimäki, E., Krams, I., Mänd, R.,  Morosinotto, C., Orell, M., Qvarnström, A., Siitari, H., Slater, F.M., Tilgar, V., Visser, M.E., Winkel, W., Zang, H. and Moreno, J. (2013). Variation in eggshell traits between geographically distant populations of pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca. Journal of Avian Biology 44, 111 – 120. 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05782.x  

Slater F M (2012). Biodiversity and Energy Crops in Wales
In Practice: Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management 78, December 2012, 12 - 16.

Slater F M (2012). Surface Profile Change at Cors Fochno (Borth Bog), Wales, UK.14th International Peat Congress Stockholm: Extended Abstract 63.

Ruuskanen, S., Siitari, H., Eeva, T., Belskii, E., Järvinen, A., Kerimov, A., Krams, I., Moreno, J., Morosinotto, C., Mänd, R., Möstl, E., Orell, M., Qvarnström, A., Salminen, J-P., Slater, F., Tilgar, V.,Vissser, M. E., Winkel, W., Zang, H. and Laaksonen, T. (2011). Geographical Variation in Egg Mass and Egg Content in a Passerine Bird. PLoS ONE 6, 11, e25360. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025360.

Fry, D.A. & Slater, F.M. (2011). Early rotation short rotation willow coppice as a winter food resource for birds. Biomass & Bioenergy 35, 7, 2545 – 2553. Doi 10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.02.016.

Chadwick, E.A., Simpson, V.R., Nicholls, A.E.L. & Slater, F. M. (2011). Lead levels in Eurasian otters decline with time and reveal interactions between sources, prevailing weather and stream chemistry. Environmental Science & Technology 45, 5, 1911 – 1916. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es1034602.

Hobbs, G.I., Chadwick, E.A., Bruford, M.W., Slater, F. M. (2011). Bayesian clustering techniques and progressive partitioning to identify population structuring within a recovering otter population in the UK. (submitted to Journal of Applied Ecology).

Williams, H. G., Bialowiec, A., Slater, F. & Randerson, P.F. (2010). Diurnal cycling of dissolved gas concentrations in a willow vegetation filter treating landfill leachate. Ecological Engineering, 36, (12), 1680-1685.

Williams, H. G., Bialowiec, A., Slater, F. & Randerson, P.F. (2010). Spatial variation of dissolved gas concentrations in a willow vegetation filter treating landfill leachate. Ecological Engineering 36, (12), 1774-1778.

Eeva, T., Ruuskanan, S., Salminen, J-P., Belskii, E., Järvinen, A., Kerimov, A., Korpimäki, E., Krams, I., Moreno, J., Morosinotto, C., MäR., Orell, M., Qvarnström, A., Siitari, H., Slater, F.M., Tilgar, V., Visser, M.E., Winkel, W., Zang, H. & Laakksonen, T. (2010). Geographical trends in the yolk carotenoid composition of the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca). Oecologia. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1772-4.

Bransden, Anna & Slater, Fred (2010). Ephemeral ponds and climate change in upland Wales. International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. 2, (2), 137-150.

Smith, R. & Slater, F.M. (2010. Mobilization of minerals and moisture loss during senescence of the energy crops Miscanthus x giganteus, Arundo donax and Phalaris arundinacea in Wales, UK. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/j. 1757-1707.2010.01066.x.

Smith, R. & Slater, F. M. (2010). The effects of organic and inorganic fertilizer applications to Miscanthus x giganteus, Arundo donax and Phalaris arundinacea, when grown as energy crops in Wales, UK.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 2, (4), 169-179.

Lowthe-Thomas, S.C., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (2010). Reducing the establishment costs of short rotation willow coppice (SRC) – a trial of a novel layflat planting system at an upland site in mid-Wales.  Biomass and Bioenergy 34, (5), 677 – 686.

Barton, E., Slater, F. & Randerson, P. (2009). Long term changes in a Brecknock moth population. Enotomologists Record & Journal of Variation, 121 (6), 253 -254.

Lovegrove, R., Strachan, R., Crawford, A., Tyler, S., Halliwell, I.E. & Slater, F. (2009). Life in Welsh Rivers: Other vertebrates. Ch. 9  141-162 in: Rivers of Wales Ed. D.D. Willams & C.A. Duigan. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. XIV + 344pp. ISBN 978-3-8236-1561-3.

Staunton, D.W.G., Hobbs, G.I., Chadwick, E.A., Slater, F.M. & Bruford, M. W. (2009) Mitochondrial genetic diversity and structure of the European Otter (Lutra lutra) in Britain.  Conservation Genetics 10, (3), 733-737.

Fry, D. & Slater, F. M. (2008). Birds of New Zealand Willow Coppice. Ringers’ Bulletin  13 Summer 2008  BTO.

Slater, F.M., Fry, D.A., Smith, R., Lowthe -Thomas, S.C. & Randerson, P.F. (2007). The environmental impact of willows and grasses as Biomass Crops in Wales UK. Proc 15th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, 7-11 May 2007, Berlin. 203 – 205.

Semere, T. & Slater, F.M. (2007). Invertebrate populations in Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and reed-canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) fields. Biomass & Bioenergy,31 (1), 30-39.

Semere, T. & Slater, F.M. (2007). Ground flora, small mammals and bird species diversity in Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and reed-canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) fields. Biomass and Bioenergy, 31, (1), 20-29.

Slater, F. & Chadwick, E. (2006). Sustainable Tourism in Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde: a SWOT Analysis. Proceedings of the 5 th International Symposium on the fauna and flora of the Atlantic Islands, Dublin, 24-27 August 2004. Occasional Publication of the Irish Biogeographical Society. 9, 2006, 207-213.

Chadwick, E.A., Slater, F.M. and Ormerod, S.J. (2006). Inter- and intraspecific differences in climatically mediated phonological changes in coexisting Triturus species. Global Change Biology, 12 (6) 1069-1078.

Hobbs , G.I., Chadwick, E.A., Slater, F.M. & Bruford, M.W. (2006). Landscape genetics applied to a recovering otter (Lutra lutra) population in the UK: Preliminary results and potential methodologies. Hystrix Italian Journal of Mammology, 17 (1).

Gachel, G.S., Slater, F.M., Qadri, A.H. & Nisa, Z. (2006). Environmental impact on the conservation of the Indus River Dolphin (Platanista minor). Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences,9, (8), 1497-1503.

Chadwick, E.A., Simpson, V.R., Slater, F.M. & Nicholls, A.E. (2005). Heavy metals in otters (Lutra lutra): dramatic decline in lead in the period 1992 – 2004. IX International Mammalogical Conference, Sapporo, Japan, July 31 – August 5 2005 (Abstract), 296.

Both, C., Artemyev, A.A., Blaauw, B., Cowie, R.J., Dekhuijzen, A.J., Eeva, T., Enemar, A., Gustafsson, L., Ivankina, E.V., Jarvinen, A., Metcalf, N.B. Nyholm, N.E.I., Potti, J., Ravussin, P-A., Sanz, J.J., Silverin, B., Slater, F.M., Sokolov, L.V., Torok, J., Winkel, W., Wright, J., Zang, H & Visser, M.E. (2004). Large-scale geographical variation confirms that climate change causes birds to lay earlier. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 271, 1657-1662. ISSN 0962 8452. (3.544)

Slater, F. M. (2002). An assessment of wildlife road casualties - the potential discrepancy between numbers counted and numbers killed. Web Ecology, 3, 33 - 42. ISSN 1399-1183.

Publications: Papers produced by Llysdinam Field Centre

Herpetology

  • Chadwick, E. & Slater, F.M. (2005). A population of skinks (Mayuba spp.) and the gecko Hemidactylus bouvieri boavistensis behind coastal dunes on Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands. Herpetological Bulletin 92, 14-18. ISSN 1473-0928
  • Gittins, S.P., Parker, A.G. & Slater, F.M. (1980). Mate assortment in the common toad (Bufo bufo). Journal of Natural History. 14: 663-668.
  • Gittins, S.P., Parker, A.G. & Slater, F.M. (1980). Population characteristics of the common toad (Bufo bufo) visiting a breeding site in mid-Wales. Journal of Animal Ecology. 49: 161-173.
  • Gittins, S.P., Steeds, J.E. & Williams, R. (1982). Population age-structure of the common toad (Bufo bufo) at a lake in mid-Wales determined from annual growth rings in the phalanges. British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 249-252.
  • Gittins, S.P. (1983). The breeding migration of the Common toad (Bufo bufo) to a pond in mid-Wales. Journal of Zoology. 199: 555-562.
  • Gittins, S.P. (1983). Diurnal activity of the common toad (Bufo bufo) during the breeding migration to a pond in mid-Wales. British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 292-294.
  • Gittins, S.P. (1983), Road casualties solve toad mysteries. New Scientist. 97: 530-531.
  • Gittins, S.P. (1983). Population dynamics of the common toad (Bufo bufo) at a lake in mid-Wales. Journal of Animal Ecology. 52, 981-988.
  • Gittins, S.P., Kennedy, R.I. & Williams, R. (1984). Fecundity of the common toad (Bufo bufo) at a lake in mid-Wales. British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 378-380.
  • Gittins, S.P., Kennedy, R.I. & Williams, R. (1984). Aspects of the population age-structure of the common toad (Bufo bufo) at Llandrindod Wells lake, mid-Wales. British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 447-449.
  • Gittins, S.P. (1987). The diet of the common toad (Bufo bufo) around a pond in mid-Wales. Amphibia-Reptilia. 8: 13-17.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1984). A comparative study of phototaxis and the response to substrate moisture in newts and salamanders. British Journal Herpetology. 6: 374-380.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1984). Seasonal behaviour and intra-habitat movements in an urban population of smooth newts, Triturus vulgaris (Amphibia: Salamandridae). Journal of Zoology. 203: 241-251.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1984). The influence of light and temperature on diel activity rhythms in the sand boa, Eryx conicus. Journal of Herpetology. 18: 374-380.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1985). Diel profile of behaviour in the smooth newt, Triturus vulgaris : An analysis of environmental cues and endogenous timing. Animal Behaviour. 33: 573-582.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1985). A simple funnel trap for studying newt populations and an evaluation of trap behaviour in smooth and palmate newts, Triturus vulgaris and T. helveticus. Herpetological Journal. 1: 5-10.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1985). Diel pattern of movement and aggregation in tadpoles of the common frog, Rana temporaria. Herpetological Journal. 1: 10-13.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1986). Feeding niche overlap and food selection in smooth and palmate newts, Triturus vulgaris and T. helveticus at a pond in mid-Wales. Journal of Animal Ecology. 55: 201-214.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1986). Reptiles and amphibians in the Prague Zoological Gardens, Czechoslovakia. Herptile. 11: 71-72.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1986). Natural environmental cues and circadian rhythms of behaviour. A perspective. Chronobiology International. 3: 247-253.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1986). The distribution and status of reptiles and Amphibians in Radnorshire. The Radnorshire Society Transactions. LVI: 8-13.
  • Griffiths, R.A., Harrison, J.D. & Gittins, S.P. (1986). The breeding migrations of amphibians at Llysdinam Pond, Wales: 1981-1985. In: Studies in Herpetology. (Z. Rocek, ed.). pp. 543-546.
  • Griffiths, R.A. & Mylotte, V.J. (1986). Observations on the dispersion of common frog tadpoles Rana temporaria from the spawn site. British Herpetological Society Bulletin. 18: 21-23.
  • Griffiths, R.A. (1987). Microhabitat and seasonal niche dynamics of smooth and palmate newts, Triturus vulgaris and T. helveticus, at a pond in mid-Wales. Journal of Animal Ecology. 56, 441-451.
  • Griffiths, R.A. & Mylotte, V.J. (1987). Microhabitat selection and feeding relations of smooth and warty newts, Triturus vulgaris and T.cristatus, at an upland pool in mid-Wales. Holarctic Ecology. 10: 1-7.
  • Griffiths, R.A., Mylotte, V.J. & Slater, F.M. (1987). An assemssment of the status of the Great Crested Newt, Triturus Cristatus, at a proposed open-cast mining site in South Wales. A report to Taylor-Woodrow regarding Twyn-y-Rodyn, Merthyr Tydfil.
  • Griffiths, R.A., Roberts, J.M. & Sims, S. (1987). A natural hybrid newt, T. helveticus x T. vulgaris, from a pond in mid-Wales. Journal of Zoology (in press). 213: 133-140.
  • Griffiths, R.A. & Mylotte, V.J. (1988). Observations on the development of the secondary sexual characters of male smooth and palmate newts, Triturus vulgaris and T. helveticus. Journal of Herpetology. 22 (4): 476-480.
  • Griffiths, R.A., Getliff, J. & Mylotte, V.J. (1988). Diel patterns of activity and vertical migration in tadpoles of the common toad, Bufo bufo. Journal of Herpetology. 1: 223-226.
  • Harrison, J.D., Gittins, S.P. & Slater, F.M. (1983). The breeding migrations of Smooth and Palmate newts (Triturus vulgaris and T. helveticus) at a pond in mid-Wales. Journal of Zoology. 199: 249-258.
  • Harrison, J.D., Gittins, S.P. & Slater, F.M. (1984). Morphometric observations of smooth and palmate newts in mid-Wales. British Journal of Herpetology, 6, (11), 410-413.
  • Harrison, J.D. (1985). Daytime breeding migration in toads (Bufo bufo). British Herpetological Society Bulletin. 11: 28.
  • Harrison, J.D. (1986). Toxins in amphibians. Herptile. 11: 34-36.
  • Harrison, J.D. (1987). Food and feeding relations of common frog and common toad tadpoles (Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo). At a pond in mid-Wales. Herpetological Journal. 1: 141-143.
  • Parker, A.G. & Gittins, S.P. (1979). A note on home range in the common toad in mid-Wales and a method for tracking toads for behavioural observations. British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 7-8.
  • Paull, L.M., Wisniewski, P.J. & Slater, F.M. (1981). The emergence of young common toads from a mid-Wales Lake. Nature in Wales. 17: 224-229.
  • Slater, F.M., Gittins, S.P. & Harrison, J.D. (1985). The timing and duration of the breeding migration of the common toad (Bufo bufo) at Llandrindod Wells Lake, mid-Wales. British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 424-426.
  • Slater, F.M. (1989). Amphibian Barriers in Mid-Wales. T.E.S. Langton (ed.) Amphibians and Roads. Proceedings of the Toad Tunnel Conference, Rendsburg, 7-8 Jan. 1989. pp 175-179. ACO Ltd., Shefford. (ISBN 0 951517201).
  • Slater, F.M. (1992). Individual identification using photocopying technique for some British Triturus species. Boletin de la Asociacion Herpetologica Espanola, 3: 17-1
  • Slater, F.M. (1992). The Common Toad. Shire Publications. Princes Risborough. ISBN 0 7478 0161 4
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). A population of Turlough Toads. British Herpetological Society Bulletin. 46: 3-4.
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). Wales. Dyfed/Powys & S. Wales Region. Report 2nd Annual meeting of the Herpetofauna Groups of Great Britain. Appendix 1. Regional Reports. (October 1992). p6.
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). A population of Turlough Toads. British Herpetological Society Bulletin, 46, Winter 1993, 3 - 4. (ISSN 0260 - 5805).
  • Slater, F. M. (1998). Otter eaten toads. Herp-line, 6, 6
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). A population of Turlough Toads. British Herpetological Society Bulletin. 46: 3-4.
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). Wales. Dyfed/Powys & S. Wales Region. Report 2nd Annual meeting of the Herpetofauna Groups of Great Britain. Appendix 1. Regional Reports. (October 1992). p6.
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). A population of Turlough Toads. British Herpetological Society Bulletin, 46, Winter 1993, 3 - 4. (ISSN 0260 - 5805).
  • Slater, F. M. (1998). Otter eaten toads. Herp-line, 6, 6
  • Slater, F. M. (1998) Slow worms in Radnorshire. Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Newsletter, 34, 4 .
  • Slater, F. M. (1999). Slow-worm survey. Breconshire Wildlife & Naturalist. 68, 15.
  • Slater, F.M. (2003). To everything there is a season. Natur Cymru, 6, 38-40. ISBN 1 86169 111 4.
  • Wilkinson, D.M. (1988). The flandrian history of rare herptiles in Britain: A consideration of the hypotheses of Beebee and Yalden. British Herpetological Society Bulletin. 25: 39-41.
  • Wisniewski, P.J. (1979). Notes on leg loss in the common toad. ASRA Journal, 1 (2): 43-47.
  • Wisniewski, P.J., Paull, L.M., Merry, D.G. & Slater, F.M. (1980). Studies on the breeding migration and intramigratory movements of the common toad (Bufo bufo) using panjet dye-marking techniques. British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 71-74.
  • Wisniewski, P.J., Paull, L.M. & Slater, F.M. (1981). The effects of temperature on the breeding migration and spawning of the common toad (Bufo bufo). British Journal of Herpetology. 6: 119-121.

Bats

  • Messenger, J. & Slater, F.M. (1986). Wye Valley Bat Box Scheme. The Flycatcher, 45, 20-21.
  • Slater, F.M. & Slater, M.R. (1986) The M.R.S. bat box. The Flycatcher, 45: 21-22.
  • Slater, F.M. (1987). More angles on wedges. Welsh Bats, 2, 7.
  • Slater, F.M. (2001). Noctule nosh decline. Bat News. 60, 5.

Biomass

  • Dong, H., Randerson, P.F., Slater, F.M., Heaton, R.J. (1999). A Study of Agricultural Support Policies and the role of Agriculture in the National Economy of the U.K. Ningxia Journal of Agriculture and Forestry Science and Technology. 1: 12-18
  • Dong, H., Randerson, P.F., Slater, F.M. (1999). Production and conversion of biomass to energy - a world view. Proc. 6th Polish-Danish workshop on Biofuel, Starbienino, Poland, 2-5 Dec, 1999.
  • Dong, H., Randerson, P.F. & Slater, F.M. (1999). New Biomass Conversion Technologies and their Applications. Ningxia Journal of Agriculture & Forestry Science & Technology. 6, 10 - 19. ISSN 1002 - 240X.
  • Heaton, R., Mercer, J., Randerson, P. & Zygmunt, J. (1997). Biofuel based heating as an alternative to conventional fuel - a feasibility study for Hudnall Park Outdoor centre, Herefordshire. Aspects of Applied Biology. 49: 405-409.
  • Heaton, R.J., Randerson, P.F. & Slater, F.M. (1997). The influence of cattle slurry on establishment and first year growth of short rotation coppice grown on an upland site. Proc. 4th Polish-Danish Workshop on Biofuels pp. 11 - 20. Starbienino, Poland 12 -14 June 1997. Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.
  • Heaton, R.J., Randerson, P.F. & Slater, F.M. (1999). Economics of growing short rotation coppice in the uplands of mid-Wales and an economic comparison with sheep production. Biomass and Bioenergy. 17: 59-71.
  • Heaton, R. (2000). Arable Coppice for Biofuel on Hill Land in Wales with Farm Slurry Enrichment. ETSU. B/M4/00532/13/00.
  • Heaton, R. (2000). The silviculture, nutrition and economics of short rotation willow coppice in the uplands of mid-Wales. Ph.D. Thesis, Cardiff University.
  • Heaton, R.J., Sims, R.E.H. & Tungul, R.O. (2001). The root growth of Salix viminalis and Eucalyptus nitens in response to dairy farm pond effluent irrigation. Bioresource Technology 81: 1, pp 1-6.
  • Heaton, R.J., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (2001). Diversification in the uplands of Wales - the role of short rotation willow coppice. Scottish Forestry, 55 (1): 15-21. ISSN 0036-9217.
  • Heaton, R.J., Slater, F.M., Randerson, P.F. & Samuel, R.W. (2001). The influence of fertilisation on the yield of short rotation willow coppice in the uplands of mid-Wales. Aspects of Applied Biology 65, 77-82. ISSN 0265 1491.
  • Hodson, R.W., Slater, F.M., Lynn, S.F. & Randerson, P.F. (1993). Nutrient enhanced short rotation coppice for biomass in central Wales. Proceedings First Biomass Conference of the Americas: Energy, Environment and Agriculture. 30th Aug - 2nd Sept 1993., Burlington, Vermont. 1, 296-301
  • Hodson, R. (1994). The establishment of short-rotation willow coppice in mid-Wales. Proc. VI Int. Congress of Ecology. 21-26 Aug 1994. Manchester, p 350.
  • Hodson, R.W., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (1994). Effects of digested sewage sludge on short rotation coppice in the UK. pp 113 - 118 in: P.Aronsson & K. Perttu.(eds) Willow vegetation filters for municipal wastewaters and sludges. A biological purification system. Proc. of study tour, conference and workshop in Sweden, 5-10 June 1994. Report 50 . Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala. ISBN 91-576-4916-2.
  • Hodson, R. (1995). The establishment of short rotation willow coppice in mid-Wales. Ph.D. Thesis, Cardiff University.
  • Kowalik, P.J., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (1996). Constructed wetlands for landfill leachate treatment. Ch.16 in: Ecotechnics for a sustainable society. ed. L. Thofelt & A. Englund. Proceedings of Ecotechnics - 95 - International Symposium on Ecological Engineering. Mid-Sweden University. Frösön, Sweden. ISBN 91-87908-03-4
  • Lowthe, S.C., Heaton, R.J., Randerson, P.F., Slater, F.M. (2000). The effect of a range of mulches on soil temperature, soil moisture and tree growth in short rotation willow and poplar - is there potential for field scale application in the uplands of mid-Wales, UK. 7th Polish-Danish Workshop on BIOMASS FOR ENERGY, December 7-10, 2000, Starbienino, Poland. Technical University of Gdansk. 87-95. ISBN 83-909683-7-1.
  • Lowthe-Thomas , S.C. , Luxton, R.K., Randerson, P.F. & Slater, F.M. (2004). A comparison of two types of machine planter for establishment of short rotation willow coppice in upland Wales. Proc 2nd World Conference on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection. 10 - 14 May 2004 Rome Italy 297 - 300
  • Lowthe-Thomas , S.C. , Luxton, R.K., Randerson, P.F., Semere, T. & Slater, F.M. (2004). Environmental issues relating to biomass crops in Wales, UK. Proceedings 2 nd International Ukrainian Conference on Biomass for Energy Sept 20 – 22 1004, Kyiv, Ukraine (4 pages – not numbered).
  • Lynn, S.F., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (1992). The ecological impact of sewage sludge applications on woodland vegetation. Aspects of Applied Biology, 29, 383 - 388. ISSN 0265 1491.
  • Lynn, S.F., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (1993). The ecological impacts of sewage sludge applications on woodland vegetation. In: Proceedings of the European Environmental Research Organisation workshop, Effects of Agriculture on Lichens. 16 - 18 April 1993, Wageningen, The Netherlands. (in press).
  • Lynn, S.F., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (1993). The ecological impacts of sewage sludge applications on woodland vegetation. In: Proceedings of the European Environmental Research Organisation workshop, Effects of Agriculture on Lichens. 16 - 18 April 1993, Wageningen, The Netherlands. (in press).
  • Lynn, S. (1995). Ecological impacts of sewage sludge applications to broadleaved woodland sites in mid-Wales. Ph.D. Thesis, Cardiff University.
  • Randerson, P.F., Samuel, R.W., Slater, F.M. & Heaton, R.J. (1996). Predicting the yield of willow from interim growth measurements - studies of biofuel coppice in Wales, UK. Proc. 3rd Polish-Danish Workshop on Biofuels, pp 135-143. Sopot, Poland 7-9 February 1996. Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.
  • Randerson, P.F., Samuel, R.W. & Slater, F.M. (1996). Nutrient response in short rotation willow coppice - the potential for biofuel production in the uplands of Wales, UK. Proc. 3rd Polish-Danish Workshop on Biofuels, pp 121-134. Sopot, Poland 7-9 Ferbruary, 1996. Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.
  • Randerson, P.F., Heaton, R.J., Slater, F.M. & Wildig, J. (1997). Is arable energy coppice a viable alternative to land use in upland Wales? Aspects of Applied Biology. 49: 307-313.
  • Randerson, P.F., Slater F.M. & Heaton, R.J. (1998). Which variety for woodfuel in the uplands of Wales - 'Horses for courses.' Proc. Polish-Danish workshop on Biofuel, Starbienino, Poland, 26-29 Nov, 1998.
  • Randerson, P.F., Slater, F.M., & Heaton, R.J. (1999). The future for biomass crops in uplands Wales. Proc. 6th Polish-Danish workshop on Biofuel, Starbienino, Poland, 2-5 Dec, 1999.
  • Randerson, P.F., Dong, H. & Slater, F.M. (1999). The World Production and Utilisation of Bio-Energy and its Impacts on Land Availabillity for Food & Environment. Ningxia Journal of Agriculture and Forestry Science and Technology. 5: 5-8.
  • Randerson, P.F., Heaton, R.J. & Slater, F.M. (2000). Economic prospects for short rotation coppice in Wales: The need for subsidy in a new agricultural industry. 7th Polish-Danish Workshop on BIOMASS FOR ENERGY, December 7-10, 2000, Starbienino, Poland. Technical University of Gdansk. 135-142. ISBN 83-909683-7-1.
  • Randerson, P.F., Heaton, R.J., Lowthe, S.C. & Slater, F.M. (2000). A comparison of planting systems for the establishment of short rotation willow coppice in mid-Wales, UK. 7th Polish-Danish Workshop on BIOMASS FOR ENERGY, December 7-10, 2000, Starbienino, Poland. Technical University of Gdansk. 127-134. ISBN 83-909683-7-1.
  • Rumble, D.B., Hodson, R.W., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (1994). The effects of management choice on the arboreal arthropod community of short rotation willow coppice in mid-Wales. Intecol, Manchester, August, 1994.
  • Semere, T. & Slater, F. (2005) The Effects of Energy Grass Plantations on Biodiversity. Final Report Project CFP 374/22 DTI.
  • Sims, R.E.H., Hodson, R.W. & Watters, M. (1994). Root production of short rotation eucalyptus coppice grown under an effluent disposal system. Proceedings 8th EC Conference on Biomass for Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Industry. Vienna, Austria. 3-5 Oct, 1994.
  • Slater, F.M. (1982). Peat and coppice timber as energy crops. Proc. Cynefin Conference., 13-15 December 1982. Cardiff. pp 249-256.
  • Slater, F.M., Hodson, R.W. & Randerson, P.F. (1992). Biomass gains from effluent disposal: recent developments in central Wales. In: Proceedings 7th EC Conference on Biomass for Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Industry. Florence, Italy, 5-9 Oct 1992. pp 1265-1267.
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). Why not copy our coppice? This Farming Business. Autumn, 1993, 5. (Menter Powys / Powys TEC).
  • Slater, F. M. (1994). More on Llysdinam Coppice.This Farming Business 3, 2. Menter Powys/ Powys TEC
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). The plot thickens.... This Farming Business, 4, 4. Menter Powys/Powys TEC.
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). Willow coppice - a money spinney? This Farming Business, 5,5.
  • Slater, F. M. , Hodson, R. W., Lynn, S. F. & Randerson, P. F. (1994). Biomass gains from effluent disposal - recent developments in Central Wales. In: Biomass for Energy & Industry - 7th EC Conference. ed. D. O. Hall, G. Grassi, & H. Scheer. pp 1265-1267. Ponte Press, Bachum, Germany. ISBN 3-920328-09-4.
  • Slater, F. M., Hodson, R.W. & Randerson, P.F. (1995). Short Rotation Willow Coppice in Wales: High Production under Adverse Environmental Conditions? Proc. Second Biomass Conference of the Americas: Energy, Environment, Agriculture, and Industry. Portland, Oregon, 21-24 August 1995, 40-48. No ISBN : NREL/CP-200-8039; DE 95009230; UC Category: 241
  • Slater, F. M., Hodson, R.W., Randerson, P.F. & Lynn (1997). Some environmental impacts of short rotation coppice willow. 3rd Biomass Conference of the Americas: Making a business from biomass. Pergamon, Golden Co. 1, 29-37. ISBN 0 08 0429 963.
  • Slater, F.M., Heaton, R.J. & Randerson, P.F. (1999). Willow v. poplar as an upland crop: a fallacy dispelled. Forestry and British Timber, May 1999. P29-30.
  • Slater, F.M., Heaton, R.J., Samuel, R.W. & Randerson, P.F. (1999). Second Rotation Willow Coppice in Upland Wales. Abstract in: Overend, R.P. & Choirnet, E, Biomass. Proc. 4th Biomass Conference of the Americas, Oakland, California. August 29th - September 2nd 1999. pp 45.
  • Slater, F.M., Heaton, R.J. & Randerson, P.F. (2000). Growing SRC for biomass in the uplands - the task of convincing farmers. 1st World Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry. 5-9th June, 2000, Seville, Spain.
  • Slater, F.M., Randerson, P.F. & Heaton, R.J. (2000). Prospects for energy grasses in mid-Wales, UK. 7th Polish-Danish Workshop on BIOMASS FOR ENERGY, December 7-10, 2000, Starbienino, Poland. Technical University of Gdansk. 149-156. ISBN 83-909683-7-1.

Birds

  • Both, C., Artemyev, A.A., Blaauw, B., Cowie, R.j., Dekhuijzen, A.J., Eeva, Tapio., Enemar, A., Gustafsson, L., Ivankina, E.V., Jarvinen, A., Metcalfe, N.B., Nyholm, N.E.I., Potti, J., Ravussin, P-A., Sanz, J.J., Silverin, B., Slater, F.M., Sokolov, L.V., Torok, J., Winkel, W., Wright, J., Zang, H. & Visser, M.E. (2004). Large-scale geographical variation confirms that climate change causes birds to lay earlier. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 271, 1657-1662. ISSN 0962 8452. (3.544).
  • Jennings, P.P. (1985). Observations on an instance of Hybridization between a male Firecrest and a female Goldcrest. Ardea. 73: 191-192.
  • Kern, M.D., Cowie, R.J. & Slater, F.M. (2000). Responses of egg-laying pied flycatchers to experimental changes in clutch size: A re-examination. The Condor. 102: 428-432.
  • Morgan, M.J. & Slater, F.M. (1984). Unexpected nest-box occupants. Nature in Wales. New Series. 2, (1+2), 110-11. (for 1983).
  • Robertson, J.C, & Slater, F.M. (1997). Seasonal Movements of Blue Tits Parus caeruleus and Great Tits P. major in Mid Wales. Welsh Birds 1, (5), 38-40. ISSN 1359-1649.
  • Slater, F.M. (1979). Temperature changes as a measure of nest-box activity in the Pied Flycatcher. Breconshire Birds, 4, 23-25.
  • Slater, F.M. (1986). Albino House Martin in the Brecon Beacons. The Dipper. 20, 8.
  • Slater, F.M. & Jennings, P.P. (1987). Aberrant eggs of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca in mid-Wales. Bird Study. 34: 185-186.
  • Slater, F.M. (1988). The April Gulls. Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Newsletter. No 3: 3.
  • Slater, F.M., Foster, J. & O'Halloran, J. (1991). Mute, Bewick's and Whooper Swans in mid-Wales and the Lower Wye Valley. Radnorshire Society Transactions, 1990. LX, 12 - 26.
  • Slater, F.M., Foster, J. & O'Halloran (1992). Population trends in mute swans (Cygnus olor) in mid-Wales and the lower Wye Valley. Welsh Bird Report, 4, 74-79.
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). Food removal rate from feeders as a measure of bird activity in a rural woodland fringe. Welsh Bird Report, 6, 1992, 73 - 76. (ISSN 0962 6352)
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). A Squirrel Resistant Peanut Feeder. Ringers' Bulletin, 8, (6), 79
  • Slater, F.M. (1995). a review of: Lovegrove, R., Williams, G. & Williams, I.(1994). Birds of Wales. pp371. London. Poyser. ISBN 0-85661-069-0 in: Ibis, 137, (1), 126-127. ISSN 0019 1019.
  • Slater, F.M. (1995). Extracts from the Llysdinam Game Books. Welsh Birds. 1, (1), 21 - 24. ISSN 1359 1649.
  • Slater, F.M. (1995). A review of: Groth, J.G. (1993). Evolutionary Differentiation in Morphology, Vocalizations and Allozymes among nomadic sibling species in the North American Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) Complex. Univ. of California Publications in Zoology. 127, pp 143. ISBN 0-520-09782-3. In:- Ibis, 137: 125-127.
  • Slater, F. M. (1998) Three quarters of a century of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca in mid Powys. Welsh Birds, 2, (1), 16-20 ISSN1359-1649
  • Slater, F. M. (1998) Nestbox use in relation to height and wood treatment. Ringers' Bulletin, 9, (7), 74.
  • Slater, F.M. (1999). First-egg date fluctuations for the Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca in the woodlands of mid-Wales in the twentieth century. Ibis. 141: 497-499. ISSN 0019-1019.
  • Slater, F. M. (1999). Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca migration from some woodlands in the upper Wye valley. Welsh Birds, 2, (3), 109-112. ISSN 1359-1649.
  • Slater, F.M. (2000). Golden Orioles in Radnorhsire. Welsh Birds. 2 (4): pp 228.

Botany

  • Collingridge, C.E., Drewett, D.R., Everingham, F., Langford, J., Paull, L.M. & Slater, I.H. (1984). Radnorshire Woodland and Unimproved Grassland Surveys 1982-1983. Hereford & Radnor Nature Trust Report - March 1984.
  • Merry, D.G. & Slater, F.M. (1978). Plant colonisation under abnormally dry conditions of some reservoir margins in mid-Wales. Aquatic Botany. 5: 149-162.
  • Slater, F.M. (1976). Report of Project 56/74P - Status of certain plants in Radnorshire. World Wildlife Fund (unpublished report).
  • Slater, F.M. (1977). Carnivorous, parasitic and symbiotic plants. pp 204-213, in: A. Huxley (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of the Plant Kingdom. Hamlyn.
  • Slater, F.M. (1977). Heaths and Heathers. pp 146-149, in: A. Huxley (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of the Plant Kingdom. Hamlyn.
  • Slater, F.M. (1977). When the rust began to bloom. The Countryman. 82, (4), 106-109.
  • Slater, F. M. (1980). Gagea bohemica - a new British record. Nature in Wales, 7, (1), 47-48.
  • Slater, F.M. (1980). The rarer plants of Radnorshire. Trans. Radnorshire Society, 50, 73-77.
  • Slater, F.M. (1986). Pillwort in Powys. The Flycatcher. 45, 17-18.
  • Slater, F.M. (1987). Horticulture Show Section Development 1963 - 87. Royal Welsh Journal, 61, 15.
  • Slater, F.M. (1988). Horticulture will be blooming for 1988. Royal Welsh Journal, 62, 41.
  • Slater, F.M. (1990). Biological flora of the British Isles. Journal of Ecology. 78: 535-546.
  • Slater, F.M. (1990). Gagea bohemica (Zauschner) J.A. & J.H. Schultes (G. saxatilis ch). Biological Flora of the British Isles No 168. J. Ecology. 78, 535-546.
  • Slater, F.M., Hemsley, A. & Wilkinson, D.M. (1991). A new sub-association of the Pilularietum globuliferae Tuxen 1955 in upland pools in the mid-Wye catchment of central Wales. Vetitatio. 96: 127-136.
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). Flora of Glamorgan by A.E. Wade, Q.O.N. Kay & R.G. Ellis and the National Museum of Wales. HMSO. pp 379. ISBN 0-11-310046-9.£29.95. (a review). Kew Bulletin, 50, (1), 11. ISSN 0075-5974.
  • Slater, F.M. (1995). A review of : de Waal, L.C., Child, L.E., Wade, P.M. & Brock, J.H. (1994). Ecology and Management of Invasive riverside plants. pp 217, John Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 0-471-94257-Y.
  • Slater, F.M. (1998). A review of : Brock, J.H., Wade, M., Pysek, P. & Green, D. (1997). Plant Invasions: Studies from North America and Europe. pp.vii + 223. Backhuys, Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-23-4. in: Journal of Ecology, 86, (5), 898-899. ISSN 0022-0477.
  • Slater, F. M. (1999). Scleranthus perennis ssp. perennis P.D.Sell (Caryophyllaceae). p.336. British Red Data Books 1 Vascular Plants. 3rd edition. ed. M.J. Wigginton. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Peterborough. ISBN 1 86107 451 4..
  • Slater, F. M. (1999). Gagea bohemica (Zauschner) J.A. & J.H. Schultes (Liliaceae). p.164. British Red Data Books 1 Vascular Plants. 3rd edition. ed. M.J. Wigginton. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Peterborough. ISBN 1 86107 451 4..
  • Slater, F. M. (1999). A review of : U.Starfinger, K. Edwards, I Kowarik & M. Williamson (eds).(1998). Plant Invasions: Ecological Mechanisms and Human Response. Pp. vii + 362. Backhuys, Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 090-5782-005-6. In: Journal of Ecology, 87, (5), 929-930. ISSN 0022-0477.

Crayfish

  • Foster, J. & Slater, F.M. (1995). A Global Review of Crayfish Predation with Observations on the Possible Loss of Austropotamobius pallipes in the Welsh Wye due to Crayfish Plague. Freshwater Crayfish VIII, 589 - 613. Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. ISBN 0-9642382-1-7.
  • Howells, M. & Slater, F.M. (2003). Return of the native crayfish to a Welsh river. In: Holdich, D.M. & Sibley, P.J. (eds.) (2003). Management & Conservation of Crayfish. Proc. Of conference held 7/11/02 Nottingham. Environment Agency, Bristol 217 pp. ISBN 1844321584.
  • Howells, M. & Slater, F.M. (2004). Remnant populations of Austropotamobius pallipes in Wales, UK: counts, causes, cures and consequences. Freshwater Crayfish 14, 140-146. ISBN 3-8289-3403-X
  • Howells, M. & Slater, F. M. (2004). Changes over time in perceptions of species value: the case of Austropotamobius pallipes in Wales. Bull. Fr. Pêche. Piscic. 372-373, 329 332. ISSN 0767-2861. (0.365)
  • Slater, F.M. & Foster, J. (1988). The Edw "Lobster". Nature in Wales. New Series. 6, 75.
  • Slater, F.M. (1992). Procambarus clarkii in Majorca. International Association of Astacologists Newsletter. 14, (4), 2.
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). Freshwater crayfish on Atlantic Islands: Threat or Opportunity? Abstracts: First Symposium Fauna & Flora of the Atlantic Islands. Oct 6-9 (1993), Funchal, Madeira. p60.
  • Slater, F.M. & Rayner, G. (1993). Austropotamobius pallipes in otter diet in the mid-Wye catchment of central Wales. Freshwater Crayfish, 9, 365 - 367. ISBN 0 87055 438 7.
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). Mewnlifiad ar y Gwy. Dan Haul, 8, 15 - 17. (ISSN 0261 7358).
  • Slater, F.M. (1995). A simple crayfish trap. Freshwater Crayfish, 10, 194-195. ISBN 0-9642382-2-5.
  • Slater, F.M., Davies, C. & Foster, J. (1995). A non-invasive technique for monitoring the presence of crayfish in rivers, particularly in relation to crayfish plague. Freshwater Crayfish 10, 385-387. ISBN 0-9642382-2-5.
  • Slater, F. M. (1996). Crayfish on Atlantic Islands - Threat or Opportunity. Proceedings of the First Symposium Fauna & Flora of the Atlantic Islands (Published as: Bol. Mus. Mun. Funchal, Supp. no 4: 693-698, 1995). ISSN 0870 3876
  • Slater, F. M. (2001). The demise of the native White-clawed Crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes. Breconshire Wildlife & Naturalist (Spring 2001). 73, 10-11.
  • Slater, F.M. (2002). The decline of the white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes [Lereboullet]) in the rivers of mid-
    Wales, UK. Freshwater Crayfish, 13, 233-239.
  • Smith, G.R.T., Learner, M.A., Slater, F.M. & Foster, J. (1996). Habitat features important for the conservation of the native crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes in Britain. Biological Conservation, 75, 239 -246.

Insects

  • Sanderson, T.A. & Wilkinson, D.M. (1989). Notes on coleoptera around the margins of four upland ponds in mid-Wales. Entomologist's gazette. 40: 39-41.
  • Slater, F.M. (1988). Agrius convolvuli (L) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Radnorshire. Entom. Gaz., 39, (1), 82.
  • Slater, F. M. (2001). Catches of the Cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) at a moth trap in mid-Wales. Entomologist's Gazette, 52, 189-193. ISSN 0013-8894.
  • Slater, F.M. (2001). Noctule nosh decline. Bat News. 60, 5.

Miscellaneous

  • Edwards, R.W. & Slater, F.M. (1981). Impact of road deaths on wildlife. Nature in Wales, 17, (3), 153-156.
  • Forbes I.J. (1986). The quantity of lead shot, nylon fishing line and other litter discarded at a coarse fishing lake. Biological Conservation. 38: 21-34.
  • Gachal, G.S. & Slater, F.M. (2001). Dolphins down the drain. BBC Wildlife, 19, (2), 36-37 February 2001. ISSN 0265-3656.
  • Gachal, G.S. & Slater, F.M. (2002). A holistic approach to the conservation of the Indus River Dolphin (Platanista minor) (Owen, 1853). Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. 45, (1), 53-58. ISSN 0030-9885.
  • Gachal, G.S. & Slater, F.M. (2003). Historical and current status of the Indus River Dolphin (Platanista minor) Owen 1853: Its conservation and future. Sindh Univ. Res. Jour. (Sci Ser.), 35 (1), 51-62.
  • Gachal, G.S. & Slater, F.M. (2004). Barrages, Biodiversity and the Indus River Dolphin. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 7 (5), 797 - 801. ISSN 1028-8880.
  • Hoop, C. & Slater, F. M. (1994). Llandrindod Wells Lake and its Bitterling population. Report to the National Rivers Authority. 30pp.
  • Saxon, C. & Slater, F.M. (1983). The waters of the Spas, Mineral Springs and Holy Wells of Wales. Cambria, 10, (1), 12-25.
  • Saxon, C. & Slater, F.M. (1984). Ffynhonnan Mwynol Powys. Y Gwyddonydd. 21, (3), 78-81.
  • Slater, F.M. (1975). The role of Field Centres. Times Educational Supplement. 13th June 1975, 61 & 64.
  • Slater, F.M. (1976). The year that burned up Britain. The Field. 249, 976.
  • Slater, F. M. (1977). A future for Field Courses? Wales Science Bulletin. 18, 10-12. (Schools' Council Committee for Wales).
  • Slater, F.M. (1984). Powys. In: J Hywel-Davies & V. Thom, Guide to Britain's Nature Reserves. Macmillan, London. Pp 510-511.
  • Slater, F.M. (1988). The changing natural history of Radnorshire. The Radnorshire Society Transactions. LVIII: 11-20.
  • Slater, F.M. (1988). Llysdinam Field Centre, Newbridge-on-Wye - UWIST in Powys. Radnorshire Society Transactions 1987, LVII, 92-100.
  • Slater, F.M. (1988). The Nature of Central Wales. Barracuda Books, Buckingham.
  • Slater, F.M. (1988). Field notes - vertebrates. Nature in Wales .New Series. 6, 75-76.
  • Slater, F.M. (1990). Newbridge-on-Wye. Publ. UWCC Field Centre, Newbridge-on-Wye.
  • Slater, F.M. (1991). Redressing the balance at Llandrindod Lake. Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Newsletter. 11, 5.
  • Slater, F.M. (1991). Facts and fallacies of Field Experience. NAFSO Journal,16, 8-9.
  • Slater, F.M. (1991). Recollections of Black Country Natural History. The Blackcountryman.24, (1), 14-17.
  • Slater, F.M. (1991). Radnorshire's Southern Riches. Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Newsletter, 12, 5.
  • Slater, F.M. (1992). Environmental impact assessment and the role of the biologist. Biologist, 39, (2), 75-78. ISSN 0006-3347
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). Riparian Landscapes by G. P. Malanson (1993). Cambridge University Press. Pp296. ISBN 0-521-38431-1. (a review). Journal of Ecology, 82, (3), 704. ISSN 0022-0477.
  • Slater, F. M. (1994). The Shining: Part Two. Letters. BBC Wildlife Magazine 12, (4), 81. ISSN 0265 3656
  • Slater, F. M. (1994). The Natural History of the Smaller Radnorshire Pools. The Radnorshire Society Transactions 1993. LXIII, 12-26. ISSN 0306 - 848X
  • Slater, F. M. (1994). Wildlife Road Casualties. British Wildlife, 5,(4), 214-222. ISSN 0958 - 0956.
  • Slater, F.M. (1994). Lights of the Tylwyth Teg. Country Quest, 35, (5), 41. (ISSN 0011-0213
  • Slater, F.M. (1999). The Changing Majorcan Spring. Biotype. 9 (3): 53-55.
  • Slater, F.M. (2001). 150 Years On. Wye Foundation News. 5, 9.
  • Slater, F.M. (2002). An assessment of wildlife road casualties - the potential discrepancy between numbers counted and numbers killed. Web Ecology, 3, 33-42. ISSN 1399-1183
  • Slater, F.M. (2003). To everything there is a season. Natur Cymru, 6, 38-40 ISBN 1 86169 111 4
  • Slater, F.M. (2004). Bridging the Gap. Ecology & Environmental Management In Practice. 43, 19 - 20. ISSN 0966 – 2200
  • Slater, F.M., Gachal, G.S., Usuf, S.M. & Ahmed, B. (2003). The precarious status of the Indus Dolphin (Platinista minor) between Guddu and Sukkur Barrages in 1999. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res. 46 (1), 57-62. ISSN 0030-9885.
  • Wilkinson, D.M. (1990). Multivariate Analysis of the Biography of the Protozoan Genus Nebela in Southern Temperate and Antarctic Zones. European Journal of Protistology. 26: 117-121.
  • Wilkinson, D.M. & Slater, F.M. (1995). Relationships Between Plant and Invertebrate Richness in Upland Ponds in Mid-Wales. Naturalist, 120, 103-108. ISSN 0028 0771.

Otters

  • Bradshaw, A., Beckmann, M., Stevens, R. & Slater, F. (2001). Anal scent gland secretion of the European Otter (Lutra lutra). Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. 9: 313-319.
  • Cowell, D., Thomas, G., Liles, G., Bradshaw, A., Midgley, L. & Slater, F. (2001). Monitoring the use of artificial log pile otter holts using hair analysis from bedding. IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin, 18, (1), 6 - 10. ISSN 1023 9030.
  • Slater, F.M. (2002). Progressive skinning of toads (Bufo bufo) by the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin, 19, (2), 25-29. ISSN 1023-9030.

Peat

  • Slater, F.M. (1975). The use of polyethylene film in the study of peat decomposition. Proc. International Symp. Peat in Agriculture & Horticulture. 223-228.
  • Slater, F. M. (1976). Miraculous peat? Nature, London. 264, 215-216.
  • Slater, F. M. (1976). Contributions to the ecology of Borth Bog, Wales. II. Human Influence. Proc. 5th Internat. Peat Congr. Poznan. 1. 174 - 182.
  • Slater, F.M. (1976). Gors Llwyd - a peat bog under threat. Nature in Wales, 15, (2), 60-72.
  • Slater, F. M. (1977). Peat chemistry and the history of Mere Pool, Cannock Chase. Proc. B'ham. Nat Hist. Soc., 23, (4), 245-248.
  • Slater, F.M. & Agnew, A.D.Q (1977). Observations on a peat bog's ability to withstand increasing public pressure. Biol. Conserv. 11 (1): 21-27.
  • Slater, F.M. & Seymour, E.J. (1977). Esgyrn Bottom - the most westerly raised bog in Wales. Proc. B'ham. Nat. Hist. Soc.,23, (3), 193-205.
  • Slater, F.M. (1978). The Schoenus nigricans area of Cors Fochno (Borth Bog). Nature in Wales, 16, (1), 16-19.
  • Slater, F.M. & Slater, E.J. (1978). The changing status of Sphagnum imbricatum Hornsch. ex Russ. on Borth Bog, Wales. J. Bryol.,10, 155-161.
  • Slater, F. M. (1979). The use of polythene film in the study of peat decomposition. Proc. Internat. Symp. Peat in Agri. and Horti. 1975. Special Publ. no 205. Div. of Scientific Publications. Bet Degan, Israel. 223-228.
  • Slater, F.M., Paull, L.M. & Wisniewski, P.J. (1980). Patterns of erosion in the blanket peats of mid-Wales. Proc. 6th Internat. Peat Congr., Duluth, Aug. 1980. pp 103-108.
  • Slater, F. M. (1981). Peat cutting in mid-Wales: a brief introduction. Nature in Wales, 17, (3), 149-152.
  • Slater, F.M. (1982). Peat and coppice timber as energy crops. Proc. Cynefin Conference., 13-15 December 1982. Cardiff. Pp 249-256.
  • Slater, F.M. (1984). Welsh Mires. ch.8 in: P.D. Moore (ed.)European Mires. Academic Press, London Pp 283-301.
  • Slater, F.M. (1984). The mineral contents of both peats and plants and their inter-relationships at Borth Bog, Wales. Proc 7th Internat Peat Congr., Dublin. 1, 450-467.
  • Slater, F.M. (1987). The death of Sphagnum imbricatum in peat bog pools on Borth Bog, Dyfed. Proc. B'ham. Nat. Hist. Soc., 25, (4), 212-216.
  • Slater, F.M. & Wilkinson D.M. (1994). The Peatlands of mid-Powys - a literature review and preliminary description of new sites. Brycheiniog, XXIV, 17-41.
  • Slater, F.M. (1995). Welsh Peatlands: utilization and conservation. Proc. Peat Industry and Environment, Pärnu, Estonia. 12-15 Sept 1995. p 34. Ministry of Environment, Tallinn. (no ISBN).
  • Slater, F. M. (1996). Peat shrinkage at Cors Fochno, Wales during this century. INTECOL V International Wetlands Conference Wetlands for the Future, 22-28 September 1996, Perth, Western Australia. Abstracts p133. ISBN 0646 2927
  • Wisniewski, P.J., Paull, L.M. & Slater, F.M. (1982). The extractive potential of peats in mid-Wales with particular reference to the county of Powys. Biological Conservation. 22: 239-249.

River Habitats

  • Brennan, A., Learner, M.A., Randerson, P.F. & Turk, R. (2003). Chironomid (Diptera: Chironomidae) species assemblages and their ecology in the Wye river system. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 139 (4), Monogr. Stud. 513-561.
  • Brooker, M.P. & Hemsworth, R.J. (1978). The effect of an artificial discharge of water on invertebrate drift in the R. Wye, Wales. Hydrobiologia. 59: 155-163.
  • Brooker, M.P. & Morris, D.L. (1978). The production of two species of Ephemeroptera (Ephemerella ignita) Poda and Rhithrogena semicolorata Curtis) in the upper reaches of the R. Wye. Verh. Int. verein. Theor. Angew. Limnol. 20: 2600-2604.
  • Brooker, M.P. & Morris, D.L. (1980a). A survey of the macro-invertebrate riffle fauna of the River Wye. Freshwater Biol. 10: 437-458
  • Brooker, M.P. & Morris, D.L. (1980b). Potamanthus luteus (Linnaeus) (Ephemeroptera: Potamanthidae) in the River Wye. Entomol. Gaz. 31: 247-251.
  • Brooker, M.P., Morris, D.L. & Hemsworth, R.J., (1977). Mass mortalities of adult salmon (Salmo salar) in the R. Wye, 1976. J. Appl. Ecol. 14: 409-417.
  • Brooker, M.P., Morris, D.L. & Wilson, C.J. (1978). Plant-flow relationships in the R. Wye catchment. EWRS 54th Int. Symp. Aquatic Weeds, 5-8th Sept. 1978 63-70.
  • Curry, P. & Slater, F.M. (1986). A classification of river corridor vegetation from four catchments in Wales. Journal of Biogeography. 13: 119-132.
  • Edwards, R.W., Oborne, A.C., Brooker, M.P. & Sambrook, H.T. (1978). The behaviour and budgets of selected ions in the Wye catchment. Verh, int, verein, Theor. Angew. Limnol. 20: 1418-1422.
  • Furet, J.E. (1979). Algal studies on the River Wye system. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wales.
  • Gee, A.S. & Edwards, R.W. (in press). Recreational exploitation of the Atlantic salmon in the River Wye. Int. Symp. On Fishery Resources Allocation, Vichy, 1980, EIFAC.
  • Gee, A.S. & Milner, N.J. (1980). Analysis of 70-year catch statistics for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the River Wye and implications for management of stocks. J. Appl. Ecol. 17: 41-57.
  • Gee, A.S., Milner, N.J. & Hemsworth, R.J., (1978a). The effect of density on mortality in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). J. Anim. Ecol. 47: 497-505.
  • Gee, A.S., Milner, N.J. & Hemsworth, R.J., (1978a). The projection of juvenile Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in the upper Wye, Wales. J. Fish. Biol. 13: 439-451.
  • Hemsworth, R.J. (1979). Invertebrate drift in the upper Wye catchment. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of Wales.
  • Hemsworth, R.J. & Brooker, M.P. (1979). The rate of downstream displacement of macro-invertebrates in the upper Wye, Wales. Holarctic Ecol. 2: 130-136.
  • Merry, D.G. & Slater, F.M. (1978). Plant colonisation under abnormally dry conditions of some reservoir margins in Mid-Wales. Aquat. bot. 5: 149-162.
  • Merry, D.G., Slater, F.M. & Randerson, P.F. (1981). The riparian and aquatic vegetation of the River Wye. Journal of Biogeography. 8: 313-327.
  • Milner, N.J., Gee, A.S. & Hemsworth, R.J. (1979). The production of brown trout, Salmo trutta, in tributaries of the upper Wye, Wales. J. Fish Biol. 13: 599-612.
  • Milner, N.J., Gee, A.S. & Hemsworth, R.J. (1979). Recruitment and turnover of populations of brown trout, Salmo trutta, in the upper River Wye, Wales. J. Fish Biol. 15: 211-222.
  • Morris, D.L. (1981). Life cycles and aspects of emergence and flight behaviour of aquatic insects from the upper Wye, Wales. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of Wales.
  • Morris, D.L. & Brooker, M.P. (1979). The vertical distribution of macroinvertebrates in the substratum of the upper reaches of the R. Wye, Wales. Freshwater Biol. 9: 573-583.
  • Oborne, A.C. (1981). The application of a water-quality model to the River Wye, Wales. J. Hydrol. 52: 59-70
  • Oborne, A.C., Brooker, M.P. & Edwards, R.W. (1980). The chemistry of the River Wye. J. Hydrol. 45: 233-252.
  • Paull, L.M. (1978). Benthic invertebrates and deposits in the River Elan. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of Wales.
  • Scullioin, J. & Edwards, R.W. (1980). The effect of coal industry pollutants on the macro-invertebrate fauna of a small river in the South Wales coalfield. Freshwater Biol. 10: 141-162.
  • Shaw, J.S. (1977). The freshwater fish and fisheries of Wales. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of Wales.
  • Slater, F.M. & Curry, P. (1986). The prediction in river corridors of species parameters from habitat data. Environmental Quality & Ecosystem Stability Conference Proceedings . Vol. III A/B. Bar-Ilam University Press, Ramat Gan, Israel. Pp. 15-22. (eds. Z. Dubinski & Y Steinberger).
  • Slater, F.M., Curry, P. & Chadwell, C. ( 1987). A practical approach to the evaluation of the conservation status of vegetation in river corridors in Wales. Biological Conservation. 40: 53-58.
  • Slater, F.M. (1989). Wildlife of the River Wye. In: M.K. Stone (ed) Mid Wales Companion. pp. 107 - 108. Publ. Anthony Nelson, Oswestry. (ISBN 0 904614387).
  • Slater, F.M. (1990). Where the Severn spills over. Country Quest. 30, (12), 8-9. (ISSN 0011-0213)
  • Slater, F.M. (1993). P. Callow & G.E. Petts (eds.) (1992). The Rivers Handbook, Vol 1. Pp xi + 526. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford. ISBN 0 632 02832 7 (Review). Journal of Ecology, 81, 589 - 590.
  • Slater, F.M. (2001). 150 Years On. Wye Foundation News. 5, 9.
  • Watson, A.K. (1979). A general survey of the benthic invertebrates in tributaries of the upper Wye. Unpublished M.Sc Thesis, University of Wales.
  • Wisniewski, P.J. (1978). The riffle and pool invertebrates of the upper Wye. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of Wales.

Craig Goch Reports

54. Craig Goch Final Report - Ecological and water quality investigations in the rive Wye (with invertebrate studies of the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol

UWIST Reports

The Field Centre has produced a range of leaflets and a booklet on the Elan Valley for Welsh Water for which the Centre gained a Prince of Wales Award plus interpretive materials for schools in Powys as well as a booklet in Welsh on amphibians, again for use in schools throughout Wales.

Andrews, E. & Crawford, A.K. Wye Tributaries Otter Survey. 1983.

Bell, D., Odin, N., Austin, L., Hayhow, S., Jones, A., Strong, A. & Torres, E. The Impact of Anglers on Wildlife and Site Amenity. Nov 1984.

Brummage, M.K., Edington, J.M. & Edwards, R.W. Ecological Problems Associated with Changing Patterns of Land and Natural Resource Use in Wales. 1977.

Brummage, M.K., Edington, J.M. & Edwards, R.W. Report of an Ecological Problems Associated with Changing Patterns of Land and Natural Resource Use in Wales. 1976.

Chadwell, C.A. Vegetation and habitat features of the River Corridors of the Upper Wye, Upper Severn and Upper Usk. July 1983.

Collingridge, R., Kell, K., Messenger, G., Rippon, H. & Wright, A. A Guide to Wildlife in Mid Wales.

Collingridge, C.E., Drewett, D.R., Everingham, F., Langford, J., Paull, L.M & Slater, I.H. Radnorshire Woodland & Unimproved Grassland Survey 1982-3.

Curry, P. A Classification of River Corridor Vegetation from Four Catchments in Wales.

Evans, D. Visitor Survey of Bailey Einon Nature Trail. 1985

Harrison, J.D., Kirkland, P.H. & Saxon, C. Llandrindod Wells Lake, Powys – The Spa Waters of Wales.

Harrison, J.D., Gittins, S.P. & Slater, F.M. The Breeding Migrations of two species of Newt (Triturus vulgaris and Triturus Helveticus) at a pond in Mid-Wales.

Hoop, C. & Slater, F.M. Llandrindod Wells Lake and its Bitterling Population. March 1994.

Langford, J. & Paull, L.M. Radnorshire Woodland Survey – Preliminary Analysis (Tables). April 1983.

Maisels, F.G & Mylotte, V.J. Motorcycles & Peat Erosion in the Elan – Claerwen Cathments of Mid Wales

McBride, E.A. Report on the Elan Valley Visitors Survey. 1986.

Slater, F.M. The Vegetation of Llanbwchllyn Lake (a survey for the Welsh Water Authority). 1985.

Slater, F.M. & Moncur, D.G. The flowering plants of Radnorshire. 1985.

Slater, F.M. & Moncur, D. The Wildlife of Radnor – An Environmental Resources Guide.

Wisniewski, P.J., Slater, F.M., Jenkins, R.A., Milner, N.J., Lovegrove, R.R., Liles, G.J. & Macdonald, S.M. (Editor: Brooker, M.P.). Conservation of Wildlife in River Corridors. July 1982.

Wisniewski P.J., Paull, L.M. Powys Peatland Studies (A survey and evaluation of a range of Powys peatlands). April 1980.